Oriental Customs Or, an Illustration of the Sacred Scriptures by an Explanatory Application of the Customs and Manners of the Eastern Nations and Especially the Jews, Therein Alluded to Volume 2

Oriental Customs Or, an Illustration of the Sacred Scriptures by an Explanatory Application of the Customs and Manners of the Eastern Nations and Especially the Jews, Therein Alluded to Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...as slaves at the lowest prices. They preferred a robber and murderer to Jesus, whom they crucified between two thieves: and they themselves were afterwards infested with bands of thieves and robbers. They put Jesus to death, lest the Romans should come and take away their place and nation: and the Romans did come and take away their place and nation. They crucified Jesus before the walls of Jerusalem: and before the walls of Jerusalem they themselves were crucified in such numbers, that it is said room was wanting for the crosses, and crosses for the bodies.." Nnwron on the Prqrhecies, vol. ii. p. 354-. No. 1017.---xxvii. 26. To be erue_ifi'ed. When a person was crucified, he was nailed to the cross, as it lay 1 upon the ground, through each hand extended to itsutmost stretch, and through both the feet together; the cross was then erected, and the foot of it thrust with violence into a hole prepared in the ground to receive it. By this means the body, whose whole weight hung upon the nails, which went through the hands and feet, was completely disjointed, and the sufferer at last expired by the force of pain. This kind of death, which was the most cruel, shameful, and cursed death that could be devised, was used only by the Romans for slaves, and the basest of the people, who were capital offenders. Sometimes a fire was kindled at the foot of the cross, that so the sufferer might perish by the smoke and flame. The emperor Alexander Severus, commanded one to be executed' in this manner, who was a cheat, a. 'quack, and a dealer in (as it were) smoke, that hereby there might be some relation between his crime and his penalty. It has been thought, that below the crucified person's feet was a kind of footstool, or...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236777271
  • 9781236777270